Dec 15, 2012 4:00am PST
in oregon, a house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, countless street corners in places like chicago and philadelphia. any of these neighborhoods could be our own. so we have to come together, and we're going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening. regardless of politics. this weekend, michelle and i are doing what i know every parent is doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who can't do that today. and they need all of us right now. because while nothing can take the place of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those of us in need. to remind them we're there for them, that we're praying for them. and that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their own memories but also in their communities and in their country. thank you and god bless you. >> we are learning chilling details of what happened when the gunman burst into sandy hook elementary school. some of those details are coming from young survivo
Dec 30, 2012 3:00am PST
no longer force their employees to post their accounts. speaking of job seekers, let's check out oregon. employers are not allowed to advertise a job listing in that state unless they are willing to hire the unemployed. in iowa, arsenic is banned in chicken feed. in california, this one made headlines, too. that state is now banning the treatment aimed at changing the sexual orientation of anyone under the age of 18. and on the othlighter side, a n law in illinois helping protect the species. trade of shark fins is now legal in illinois. in florida, if you own a swamp buggy, you don't need to register it as a motor vehicle. in kentucky, illegal to release a wild hog into the wild. yes, that's what the new law says. in 2013 some folks may see a bump in their paycheck. in ten states they decided to raise the minimum wage. alison, back to you. >> our thanks to stacy cohan. >>> do you watch "modern family" ever wonder where those crazy and hilarious story lines come from. one producer will share his secrets with us in the next hour. it's a cnn exclusive. >>> that's some shot. that's spooky.
Dec 29, 2012 3:00am PST
your day with us. >>> take a look at this. a construction sign in portland, oregon, having a little fun with that looming deadline. the flashing orange lights warn of a fiscal cliff. >> that is funny. i like that. >> and they give the dates as january and february. but let's get back to washington, no one's really laughing there right now. president obama says he's modestly optimistic about the prospects for a deal after meeting with top political leaders. and now it's up to the senate to come up with and agree upon a plan. senate majority leader harry reid and mitch mcconnell say they are hoping to have a plan ready for a vote when both houses reconvene on sunday. >>> in michigan, republican governor rick snyder signed a new abortion law for his state. the controversial measure requires any clinic that performs more than 120 abortions a year to become a quote licensed free standing surgical outpatient facility. it also takes steps to ensure pregnant women are not being coerced into a decision and includes rules that a physician must follow to, quote, properly and respectfully dispose o